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blasted house speaker john boehner today for putting off a vote on aid for victims of superstorm sandy. we have three reports on all this tonight. first, elaine quijano on the storms of protest over sandy aid that got action. elaine? >> reporter: good evening to you, anthony, well, here at the statehouse in new jersey, republican governor chris christie said the people of his state are being used as political pawns just two months after sandy hit. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> reporter: superstorm sandy caused over $36 billion in damage in new jersey. governor christie says he was assured by congressional leaders that the aid package would be put to a vote. but house speaker boehner pulled the legislation and did not return christie's phone calls. >> disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with. >> reporter: do you feel betrayed right now, governor? >> yes. if the people of new jersey feel betrayed today by those who did this in the house last night then they have good company, i'm with them. >> reporter: boehner says he pulled the bill becau
that would have sent billions of dollars to help superstorm sandy recovery efforts across the northeast. the senate approved a $60 billion bill last week but the house decided not to bring up any other legislation and that enraged house lawmakers from new york. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, when the rug was pulled out from under us, absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote, the people out of their homes, the people who are cold, without food, the people who have lost their jobs, they don't have the time to wait. >> disaster knows no boundaries. this body has acted with speed and compassion to help americans throughout the country and disaster after disaster, dysfunction, mr. speaker, in this congress, shouldn't result in punishing victims of sandy in new york, new jersey, connecticut and pennsylvania. this is a sad day. >> the delegations of those states are angry. the new congress starts tomorrow, and all bills start from scratch, but house appropriation chairman hal rogers is not concerned about quickly getting m
, what the new law will mean for you and why the victims of superstorm sandy feel left in the lurch. out of the hospital. late word tonight that hillary clinton has been released from the hospital. >>> constant craving. is one of the most popular ingredients in the american diet making us overeat. tonight, what scientists are able to see for the first time. >>> and making a difference. rebuilding a great american city with a simple bowl of soup and a lot of good ideas. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after weeks of negotiations and last-minute hold-ups over the fiscal cliff, congress late last night finally passed an agreement on taxes and spending. in a moment, we'll tell you what that legislation means for every american. but it's what the house did not do last night that caused an uproar today. lawmakers left before considering a bill to help victims of superstorm sandy, and that had republicans from hard-hit states taking aim at leaders of
you so much. the president is weighing in on this. the superstorm sandy relief bill controversy. he said when tragedy strikes, americans come together it to sppt those in need. i urge republicans in the house of representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today and pass it without delay for our fellow americans. >>> international markets reacting positively to the fiscal cliff deal, both asian and european markets made gains today. we'll bring in richard quest from london to talk about the boost we see in international markets. richard, you and i have talked about the fear and chaos. now it seems like we're over this, and there's some good news here, yes? >> yeah. i'm just looking at the numbers at the moment. the dow up 1.6%. in europe we see the footsie closed at 2.2 and you're seeing a strong rally on european and u.s. markets. on the back of this. i would say this is classic relief. it is no more or less. they are breathing a sigh of relief that the worst excesses of the cliff were not realized, but you knew there was one coming, but, of course, nobody
of superstorm sandy. this is how republican peter king responded this morning. >> john boehner has been personally helpful over the years, so it pains me to say this, but the fact is, the dismissive attitude that was shown last night towards new york, new jersey, connecticut, typifies, i believe, a strain in the republican party. we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> now, unfortunately, these leaders will still need to work together, and soon. with one deadline down last night, the president has already begun positioning himself for the next fight. >> we'll negotiate over many things. i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. let me repeat. we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. >> the debt ceiling is coming, the sequesters are coming. cue the next countdown clock. joining us now from washington, the sage of capitol hill, hardest-working man in news business, nbc's luke russert. the first question i have to ask
package for victims of superstorm sandy. peter king called it inexcusable and indefensible. we cannot walk away from our responsibilities. a new poll found that 77% of americans say that the way politics works in washington is causing serious arm to the country. as we mentioned, president obama is on board air force one this very moment headed back to hawaii to rejoin his family on vacation. if you're wondering what it cost to ply air force one from andrews air force base to hawaii one way, the answer, $1.8 million. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now it's back to work and back to school for millions of us across the country. let me get you up the date and out the door with the weather forecast it was cold over the holiday yesterday it remains that way in many spots. very cold. one of the coldest mornings we've seen in areas yet like boston, with a windchill of 5. not much better from chicago to the plains. there's not much rain or snow out there. it's a quiet day. only a little bit of rainfall headed up through the carolinas. we got soaked yesterday northern alabama, m
off until the new congress arrives tomorrow. that includes a bill to help those effected by superstorm sandy. a package was passed last week by the senate, now lawmaker also have to start the process from scratch because legislation does not carry over from the last congress to this new one. for those hit hardest by the storm, the frustration was bipartisan. >> this congress is apparently leaving town without responding to that emergency. there's not one of us, not one of us in this congress that could not be in the same position. and i'm deeply disappointed, mr. speaker. and the people who have been damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry. >> we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. the people are out of their homes. the people who are cold. the people without food. the people who lost their jobs. they don't have time to wait. >> to ignore it, to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens, unprecedented, they should reconsider or hang their heads in shame. >> for us in the n
on the hill ancrod the country after the house did not vote on tha bill to help superstorm sandy victims speaker boehner pulled the vote, sparking angry. >> reporter: the house adjourned without acting on a measure providing relief to victims of superstorm sandy.an but, when the new york and newne jersey delegations emerged from a late afternoon meeting with house leadership, they said the have been promised votes on 6ot0 billion in aid by january . >> now that it's done, we have to not wasp more time, and -- waste more time. >> reporter: earlier, there wer fireworks on capitol hill. >> this is a disaster on top of a disaster. >> it is the most disgraceful action i've seen since i've been here. >> reporter: anger boiled off at gop leaders decided not to holdh a scheduled vote. >> it's a disgrace. >> for me, it was disappointinga and disgusting to watch.t >> it is why the american people hate congress. >> reporter: democrats blamebl conservatives, saying they did not want to vote on another spending bill.spen >> this should not be political. >> reporter: but someso republicans say the --
the plans for a leaf package on victims of superstorm sandy. why the reversal? >> i called them chuckle heads and i'll call them chuckle heads again. the same jettisons on plan "b" on this tax discussion a week ago said this $60 billion isn't paid for and because it's not paid for, we're not going to do anything about it. i guess they don't have tvs in their homes and they haven't seen the suffering on staten island and the coastal new jersey. that doesn't make any sense to me. an emergency is an emergency. these are americans who are suffering. we should have had the vote. and, you know, i talked to the speaker in the cloakroom last night at 11:00. he says he's going to take care of it. i hope he does because this is another exam pl of people not getting it. >>> a last-minute agreement is likely to perk up wall street when stock markets reopen this morning. markets are already gaining ground overseas but rebecca jarvis says the relief may not last all that long. good morning. >> the bearer of good news. >> what do you think the markets are going to think about this? >> they like the ce
and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see enough cold air you start to see the snow develop from ohio to pennsylvania. moving into d.c. overnight tonight, into philadelphia and new york by saturday morning and on up into boston by saturday afternoon. it's a quick mover. generally speaking, the snow totals will be on the light side. we'll start in the next 24 hours. ohio valley, indianapolis, you could end up with an additional 3 to 6 inches of snowfall. as it moves
, superstorm sandy. they do not think it was consumers fear got as much as it was on the drops of the markets in the middle east. back to you. lori: i think they did more online also. joining us now is founder and resident of sica wealth management. this is what i am thinking about with this disappointing sales. it is so difficult for the federal government. people are wary of all of the uncertainty. they are keeping their pocketbooks closed during this all-important spending season. do you see that as an interesting perspective? >> i think at this point, here you have this santa claus rally which is a market phenomenon that makes sense until it doesn't. that works until it doesn't. coming into this season we would have a typical 1.7% increase in the s&p 500. now, we are dealing with questions that will remain unanswered until january. that uncertainty makes investors anxious. tracy: we have for trading days left. what should we be doing? what should people be doing over the course of the next couple trading days? >> i think people should really look at their capital gains. we are at a point
of superstorm sandy? >> absolutely not. i haven't heard of any organized effort. i heard some of my colleagues on the republican side say they'd like to give a lot less than the $60.4 billion. but we thought we had the votes that would pass the amendment to make it a $60.4 billion bill. >> thank you. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >>> up next, hillary clinton's expected to make a full recovery after doctors discovered a blood clot near her brain. the same might not be true of her harshest critics who accused her of faking illness to avoid testifying about benghazi. that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i called the car myself. i'll give you a lift, sir. who are you again? daniels, sir. accounts. who's this? this is daniels. key player over in accounts. ♪ daniels. director of accounts. [ male announcer ] the all-new nissan sentra. [ daniels ] good luck in there! c'mon, daniels. you're vp of accounts aren't you? [ male announcer ] it makes a powerful first impression. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ innovation that excites. it
they're going approve a superstorm sandy package of relief. why wouldn't they? and to have this delay go off the clock is a further wounding of the party. >> it is. and like you just said, michael, it's self-inflicted. i think everybody bipartisanwise would say this is going to happen. why are we delaying it? let's get it done. you've heard the rhetoric back and forth of the senate bill coming over here. and i think the -- what we have in place here in the house, we're actually going to clean that up. make it disaster related. take all the pork, take those senate earmarks out of there. make it a clean bill and do what it's intended to do. help the people. my constituents. the residents of new jersey, new york. that's what the job is and putting this off is only going to hurt us in the long run. michael, i know you know the delaware region well. the jersey shore is a billion dollar industry. if that's not close to up and running when it comes spring and summertime, that's going to take a hit. >> let me ask a question about your governor. soon chris christie will stand for re-election.
on the fight over aid to victims of superstorm sandy. these victims may have to wait for months for help, because your congress just cannot get it together. unless, unless a meeting this hour provides a last minute fix, house lawmakers will leave town would the passing an aid package to help sandy survivors rebuild their homes and their lives. lawmakers from areas affected by sandy are furious that the senate-passed bill may die. republican congressman peter king says it is all speaker boehner's fault. >> speaker boehner is the one. he walked off the floor. he refused to toll us why. refused to give us any indication or warning whatsoever. i'm saying anyone from new york and new jersey who contributes one penny to the republican congressional campaign committee should have their head examined. i would not give one penny to these people based on what they did to us last night. i would say -- i'm talking about the people in my neighborhood that i see, people are out of homes, people are living in devastated homes, people without jobs, people lost their businesses, their clothing, their lif
on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote the chamber passed a measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process to consider the money has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain
officials that hit the ground when superstorm sandy hit explained that if you didn't get money into the hands of these small businesses almost immediately, then most likely they would go under. if you don't start rebuilding right away, people start to become depressed and they lose hope. let's not even discuss the economic impact. so to delay this vote even for another day is something that will resonate not only with the people that have been affected and are suffering and have lost everything, but i think it will resonate with the american people for a long time, and i think it will make them wonder what we are here for and what is the role of the federal government, what is the role of the congress, and maybe most importantly, can they trust us? so it is with a heartfelt apology that i apologize to my constituents, to my fellow new yorkers in need, those in new jersey, connecticut, and pennsylvania. i did all that i could. i will not stop, i will not relent, and i will continue to push for this vote to come as quickly as possible, but there is no rhyme or reason and it is in
drug that's now off the streets. >> and later from superstorm sandy to scorching summer temperatures we'll look back at the wild weather of 2012. >>> call it fiscal cliff friday, stocks taking a nosedive again as lawmakers take their fight into the final hours. congress and the president have until the ball drops new year's eve to figure something out on those automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, but union workers have figured out a deal to avoid the so-called container cliff for now with the massive weekend strike looming, the longshoremen, shippers, operators and ports all agreeing to extend the union's contract until early february and avoid port shutdowns. meantime as the year winds down, 2012 is shaping up to be a pretty good one for banks. american banks closing out their best profits in six years and fewest failures since 2008, 51 banks closed their doors this year, still a lot historically but well below recent levels. drumroll, please. the top money making star of 2012, denzel washington. theater owners nationwide say moviegoers flock to denzel's movies more than anyone else'
, and then have slowly been settling down and that was mostly because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to see. you want to see the level of layoffs continuing to at least stay the same and obviously you want to see them come down but at the same time you also want to see hiring happening and that's where that government jobs report that we focus on once a month, that's where that comes into play. we're going to get the next one next week, that government jobs report and the big worry, carol, that's hanging over all of this is the fiscal cliff. although we're still in the middle of wondering what congress is going to do about it, companies are already holding back hiring so that is clearly impacting the jobs market but the good news once again is the layoffs are slowing, down 12,000 to 350,000 last week. carol? >> thank you very much, washington. alison kosik thank you so much. >>> growing outrage over the decision of a n
new england. heavy rain and strong winds pounded coastal areas already devastated by superstorm sandy. the system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide, including one in maryland. this left holiday travelers stranded from dallas to boston. more than 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. many roads remain impassable. >>> you see what's happening there and you get a little nervous. but tucker you've been saying not going to be like that. >> whatever happens here will not be a major deal. sort of a repeat of monday and wednesday and the snow line setting up close to the city. worst case scenario, north and west, maybe three or 4 inches of snow. >> interesting pattern setting up where we're on the edge of these storms. >> typical of what we get around here in the winter time. typically we're kind of right on the edge. last year the edge was nowhere near the mid-atlantic. >> you were bored all winter long. >> as i mentioned a few days ago, i didn't put the snow machine into gear one time last year. once again, your friday fine. morning commute should be uneventful here,
.4 billion bill to rebuild after superstorm sandy. now, it goes to the house, but if both chambers fail to agree on a package before the current congressional term expires, then everyone will have to start again from scratch. >>> keeping them honest, this has been the least productive congress in modern history. at last count, a little more than 200 bills enacted. by comparison, the 80th congress, which then-president harry truman called the do-nothing congress, it managed to pass 906 bills into law. think about that as you watch the next report about one of the few things lawmakers seem to agree on, dismantling a little known office that's designed for one simple thing, keeping them honest. >> what is outrageous about it is you see members of congress on both sides saying they have zero tolerance for unethical conduct, but behind closed doors, they're quietly trying to kill the one body in congress that is trying to seriously go after unethical members. >> melanie sloan is director of c.r.e.w. or citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington. she's talking about the office of co
-knuckle driving. >> heavy rain and strong winds pounded the coastal areas devastated by superstorm sandy less than two months ago. >> the weather causing headaches in the roadway and sky, stranding travelers from dallas to boston. in pittsburgh, plane got stuck on the tarmac for two hours while 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. roads are impassable. >> it was a 25-minute drive usually. tonight is an hour. >> some are taking the disruption in stride. >> for thus isn't too much of a problem. we're canadians. we're more used to. this it's okay. >> a lot of powder. coming down fast. >> doug, the storm is blamed for 16 deaths since christmas day. most of them in the midwest. we can tell you, too, that the dangerous cans are expected to persist throughout the northeast so there are winter weather advisories in place. forecasters are predicting another four to eight inches of snow in northern maine. back to you. >> doug: all right. stay warm out there. thank you. pastor of alabama church wiped out by tornado vowed to rebuild. he is keeping his word, but it hasn't been easy. correspondent el
. fox news learned the house plans to split the superstorm sandy aide bill to two parts. giving the lawmakers opposed to a large bill the ability to vote against it and vote on the other part so they don't appear unwilling to help storm victims. the base would provide immediate funding to those affected by the october storm that devastated new york and new jersey coastlines. meanwhile, republicans are still meeting up on capitol hill. we have a live camera outside of that meeting. they are, the camera just shooting in and out there. they are meeting and those are the microphones they may come and talk to reporters after they finish that conference meeting. we are just getting word of something that perhaps is happening behind those doors. senior g.o.p. leadership aide is telling fox that the speaker presented his members two options. the first would be to make an amendment to the senate bill that would add a package of spending cuts. the whip, majority whip would do a whip check, vote check to see if the spending cut amendment could pass. if they get a commitment of 218 votes on
crop sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy. damages as high as $50 billion raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending money to fix it. >> number 5, china. is china slowing or leading the world? we do know choina will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 203. china getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number 4, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the us a trty plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >> number 3, the housing market finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down payment. >> number 2. >> cnn projects that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the next. more than just about
to vote on a relief package for victims of superstorm sandy. senator schumer called it heartless. why was there a reverse? >> the reverse came about basically the same i call them chuckleheads and i'll call them chuckleheads again, the same chuckleheads that jet ison planned b a week ago said the $60 billion or 27 and 33 isn't paid for and because it's not paid for we're not going to do anything about it. i guess they don't have tvs in their homes and they haven't seen the suffering on staten island and coastal new jersey. it doesn't make any sense to me. an emergency is an emergency. these are americans who are suffering. we should have had the vote and i talked to the speaker in the cloak room at 11:00 last night. he says he's going to take care of it quickly. i hope he does. because this is another example of people just not getting it. >> congressman steve latourrette thank you for being with us. >>> the dow has gained over 200 points since the opening. rebecca jarvis says the relief may not last that long. >> good morning. >> the markets liked this at first. >
and new york who went through this hideous, this horrible superstorm sandy and now don't have the relief and congress goes home? >> well, you're absolutely right. it is incomprehensible. you're right. in vermont we suffered, and now in new jersey and new york people are suffering. but as you know, we passed an emergency relief program, disaster relief program, for sandy. we passed it in the senate. >> i know you did. >> our republican friends in the house chose not to do with it -- to deal with that issue, and i think that is a real tragedy. >> senator, thanks for joining us today. again, happier 2013 to you. >> happy new year to you as well. >> thanks. >>> stocks are soaring, first trading day of the new year, the market is buoyed by a better than expected report. joining me, ruth marcus, also greg yip. welcome both. the markets just reacting to this last-minute deal? other fundamentals that you are looking at? >> mostly it is the deal. the deal does three things that the markets are happy about, number one, taxes in the new year, number two, removes some of the uncertainty about fiscal
will blow in and cause damage becomes a lot higher. a lot more water comes in. superstorm sandy was, you know, sort of case in point, an example of that. >> why is this happening? is there anything that we can do to reverse it? >> there's nothing we can do to reverse it. at this point the consensus is very, very clear. the warming is being caused by fossil fuel pollution, carbon dioxide emissions that is burning of coal, burning of oil, burning of natural gas. that carbon pollution, those greenhouse gases are the primary contributor to this warming and the warming that is projected is baked into the atmosphere at this point. it's not good news. >> if people want to read more, where can they find out more about this? >> well, i cover it regularly at nationaljournal.com. i've got a lot of coverage of all of the latest findings and real world impacts of what they mean. >> coral davenport, thank you for being here this morning. >> sure. thanks for having me. >>> we're about to wrap this hour of "weekends with alex witt." thank you for joining me. but straight ahead, more smart political talk
to which he's referring, that could be a failure to vote on a relief package for superstorm sandy. the vote was abruptly pulled back by speaker boehner last night delaying the bill until the 113th congress which convenes tomorrow. gop leadership apparently determined the house shouldn't even try for $60.4 billion in new spending on a night it added $4 trillion to the deficit. and congressman king is not the only one outraged that politics took precedence over people. >> republicans in congress brought this house to a new low last night. >> we're all hit hard enough with the recession. on top of that now we have to deal with the anxiety and the failure of congress to act. >> talk to the people. look into their eyes. understand their needs. come walk with me, mr. speaker. >> this is time to stop debating and take the gloves off. jersey style. >> and speaking of jersey style, governor chris christie came out swinging this afternoon. >> shame on you. shame on congress. on a political chess board of internal palace intrigue politics, our people were played last night as a pawn. and that's why pe
: is the plight of victims of superstorm sandy suffered another setback, setting off blistering criticism of boehner. >> because there was a betrayal. we cannot believe this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> how can we treat an entire regionen of the country this way? this is the most disgraceful action i have seen in this house in the 20 years i've been here. >> reporter: even though some complained about the double standard for sandy victims, especially compared to victims of catrino who received aid within two weeks. while it's been two months and still counting since sandy. >> absolutely absurd. we demand nothing less than we have geffen the rest of the country. >> reporter: a blasting of bain el went beyond the hall of congress and from fellow republicans like governor christie. >> there's only one group to complain for the continued suffering. the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. >> reporter: others in sandy's path also weighed in. >> disappointed they couldn't come to a conclusion and pass the bill. >> reporter: in a statement from the white hou
is promising a vote on a bill that would provide relief for the victims of superstorm sandy as early as friday. this new effort comes after a day of sharp such from both sides of the aisle. democrats and republicans are upset that boehner decided last night to pull a vote on the $60 billion bill. they say the money is needed right now, but people are hurting. the storm rallied today, but they are signs that investors erelief may not last long. fights over the debt ceiling and budget are looming. >> those looming aspects of the crisis such as sequestration have a major impact on virginia. david culver reports that even lawmakers in the same party can agree on the best action to take. >> reporter: we spoke with two democratic congressmen from northern virginia. nomarally they vote the same on big issues, but when it comes to this fiscal cliff legislation, they were on opposite side both democrats, both representing northern virginia, but on this issue of the fiscal cliff, they did not great. congressman connolly voting for the legislation. >> this was not a very solution-oriented congress, but t
affected by superstorm sandy. the bill faces an uncertainty future in the house. >> reporter: there are a couple of reasons why the $60.4 billion aid legislation for sandy may languagish in the house. number one, the cost, and number two, the calendar. some lawmakers are uncomfortable with the costly package, with the nation's tight economic situation they might want to scale it back or include cuts elsewhere. here is one gop congressman from south carolina. >> we live in hurricane alley. it may be me next, my district after the next hurricane. we absolutely have to pay for it. it's the right thing to do. we cannot continue to borrow this much money to pay for things that we want but want to pay for out of our tax money. >> reporter: the possible holdup in the house prompted the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut to send a letter -- >> reporter: the second difficulty for the house, the calendar. they're running out of time. house gop speaker john boehner, who has signaled he does support some kind of sandy aid, has not decided whether or not to bring it up for
the aid relief package for those struggling in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. the congress will close without that legislation being handled. the senate had approved a package of $60.4 billion in aid and the house appropriations committee came up with a smaller deal of about $27 billion. but since the laws don't carry over from session to session now we're going to have to start all over again. house speaker john boehner's office says he is committed to passing that aid before the end of the month but that, of course, does nothing for people who need the money right now. and just before the break president obama nominated senator john kerry to succeed hillary clinton when she decides to step down. that will leave an opening in the senate. many people think scott brown who lost to elizabeth warren in november will run again but there's new concern amongst democrats that brown instead may try to run for governor. that's another option for him. see if he runs against representative ed markey and loses, that would pu
. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. >>> and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts
from both parties outraged. superstorm sandy inflicted tens of billions of dollars of damage to states along the east coast and it seems like relief for this kind of disaster and all the suffering would be above politics. it would seem. well, it was, yeah, sure, with the lawmakers promising to get it done until they didn't and just went home. no vote. no money. dana bash is going to join me from capitol hill with all of the fincger pointing and how congress is now scrambling to fix it and survivors of sanity hook, they're going to head back to school tomorrow. gary tuckman is going to tell us what the students and teachers are going to be facing as those classes resume nearly three weeks after that deadly attack. we'll have those stories, as well as an interview with a state lawmaker who took a shot at a holiday with a press release, why must we still hear about kwanza tonight, it's number three. >> thanks very much. >> just a little different. >> all right. our fifth story "outfront," president obama talking tough in a very serious and aggressive way. would put -- to shame because whi
story of the year. >> kimberly: i thought it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney w
'll get there eventually. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. >>> and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. yeah. ted? mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (toge
there eventually. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. then i read an artie about study that oked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. hey used centr silver f t study... so i guess my wife was right. male anner ] centrum. ways your mostomplet [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your wor
aide to victims of superstorm sandy. i'm joined by john yarmouth, a member of the budget committee. congressman, i want to play a little bit more. i was struck by this. i want to play a little bit more of your colleagues reacting to the bill on hurricane sandy relief not being brought up. let's play a little bit more of that. and we'll talk about it. >> i am deeply zpoe lly disappo. speaker. >> to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens, unprecedented, disgusting, unworthy of the leadership of this house. >> absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. >> i'm usually proud of this house. tonight i am ashamed. shame on you, mr. speaker. >> sort of a rare bit of bipartisanship, there speaker. you had peter king, a republican, eliot dangel there, a democrat. was this a mistake to end the 112th congress on this note? >> well, certainly, i think it would have been much more reasonable to try and pass the relief measure. there was a little bit of technical problem there in that the house was dealing with two separate measures, so there was some question as to whether the s
by superstorm sandy where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: we talk with journalist and author claudia kolker about her research into the "immigrant advantage." it's still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. and we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: this turned out to be a long day of waiting for final action on the "fiscal cliff" bill that cleared the senate early today. in the house, the measure ran into republican de
searches in 146 languages. two top events of the year, the election and superstorm sandy, they're in the top five. some others maybe less predictable to you. and we've also got the most watched videos of the year, including the first ever video to pass the 1 billion mark. kevin alaka is the trends manager at youtube, where he tracks popular video phenomena and gets to watch a lot of youtube videos for a living. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> some of these are a little surprising to people. first of all, with regard to google searches, those are u.s.-based searches. >> we analyzed 1 trillion searches from all over the world, and we made different lists of interesting thipgs. the ones we're going to talk about today are the ones from the united states. >> so let's talk about them. this is what you do for a living. what are some of the things that may have surprised you? >> when we're talking about searches, whitney houston was number one for us. >> we have a list of all of them. >> when you look across all of them, people is such an important thing for us. we'
for victims of superstorm sandy. new york congressman peter king joining us live to talk about that. >> we can not turn our backs on our citizens who need us. some who will not have a place to stay for a long period of time. people who have suffered. people who need food. we are americans. this is what is supposed to separate us from everyone else. i am absolutely shocked. but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> announcer: 'tis the season of more-- more shopping, more dining out... and along with it, more identity theft. by the time this holiday season is over, an estimated 1.2 million identities may be stolen. every time you pull out your wallet, shop online or hit the road, you give thieves a chance to ruin your holiday. by the time you're done watching this, as many as 40 more identities may be stolen. you can't be on the lookout 24/7, but lifelock can. they're relentless abou
on a new jersey community still recovering from superstorm sandy. take a look at this. massive street flooding in the town of sea bright yesterday after a river overflowed and combined with the ocean's high tide. homeowners say they were not prepared to handle this again. >> you say to yourself, not again, not again. >> pretty scary. we went through the previous storm and it was bad. and didn't expect another one that quickly. >> it was a little bit more intense than we anticipated. winds were very strong last night. plus we're more vulnerable now because we don't have any sand on the beach. >> it is heartwrenching it really is. but we'll get through it. sea bright is a great town. patti ann: the community is even more vulnerable now because there is so little sand left on the beach after superstorm sandy. gregg: we're getting new videotape of that heavy snow out of canada. take a look at the streets covered knee deep, driving almost impossible. several accidents reported. folks are trying to shovel the snow out of the way. there is no end in sight. >> i can not finish. then i have to
to watch it. anna, thank you. jon: superstorm sandy caused so much devastation when it slammed into the northeast. the senate approved billions of dollars in aid to help the victims. why those affected won't be seeing any of that money anytime soon. [gunfire] >>> plus one of the deadliest attacks in weeks in syria as the violence there only gets worse. how much longer than the assad regime last? ambassador john bolton with his thoughts next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already
. >> general jack keene, thank you so much. appreciate your time. >> take care. >> superstorm sandy caused damage to new york, new jersey, connecticut and it's up to lawmakers in the house to approve a bill covering the cost of reconstruction. they're working on this while they're working on the fiscal cliff. why this deal may not happen next. obviously a lot of attention tonight on the fiscal cliff. we're inside 30 hours until the expiration date on tax cuts. there are other important bits of business on capitol hill before the end of the year. in other words, in the next 30 hours or so. on friday, the senate approved a more than $60 billion bill to pay for construction costs for superstorm sandy. you see the video of that here. the house still needs to vote on that legislation. it isn't clear yet what the house is going to do. molly henneberg is live in d.c. there's a holdup in the house. what is it? >> the price tag. house republicans say it's too steep. a south carolina republican congressman said he and others want to help the people hurt by sandy but lawmakers need to figure out wher
conference after the house scrapped vote on aid for superstorm sandy. let's listen in to the governor. >> nearly 600 state roads were closed. nearly 7 million new jerseyians were without power, some up to 14 days. nearly of00 state roads were closed. 127 shelters, housed and fed over 7,000 evacuated citizens. all regional mass transit and hudson river crossings were closed. all new jersey schools were closed, some for weeks. tens of thousands of businesses were damaged or destroyed with many still closed. our jersey shore was devastated with the loss of homes, public buildings, and iconic symbols of new jersey culture and economic vitality destroyed. our citizens answered 2013 unsure of their future. as they spent the holiday season displaced from all that was familiar and comforting. 31 days for andrew victims. 17 days for victims of gustav and ike. 10 days for victims much katrina, for the victims of sandy in new jersey, new york, connecticut, it has been 66 days and the wait continues. there is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims. the house
for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for holiday travelers trying to make it home this weather has really thrown a wrench into their plans. a jetliner in pittsburgh actually got trapped somehow in the snow on the tarmac. as far as cancellations go, there were 1600 of them yesterday. more than 500 already today. and the airports in newark, new jersey, and al
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